Russia to Launch 10 Space Rockets in Next Three Months
Russia plans to carry out ten launches of space rockets from different spaceports within the next three months. This statement was made by a source in the space industry on Thursday.
“We plan to launch the Inmarsat-5F2 communications satellite for the British operator on February 1. The satellite will be put into orbit by means of the Proton-M carrier rocket and the Briz-M upper stage,” the official said, noting that the Proton-M rockets will be launched three times within the next three months: on March 19 (Express-AM7), on April 6 (Express-AM8) and on April 24 (MexSat-1).
The Baikonur Cosmodrome will be used to carry out launches of the Soyuz-U rocket with the Progress M-26M cargo spacecraft (February 17), the Soyuz-FG rocket with the Soyuz TMA-16M manned spacecraft (March 27), and the Soyuz-2.1a rocket with the Progress M-27M cargo spacecraft (April 28).